At its core, StormJournal is a writing suite. A place to do creative work. But we have a few extra parts that other writing tools don't have.

Here, we'll outline all the parts of the suite so you can understand what we're referring to in the documentation.

Writing Suite / Dashboard

This is our powerful web-based writing suite, where you come to do your work.

Log in at

Admin Toolbar

This small panel provides options for managing your work environment. Here you'll find buttons to control your account, projects, settings, and which dashboard sections display.


Here you create, open and arrange all your StormJournal projects into folders.

The Organizer is displayed as a sidebar by default, but can be toggled on or off by clicking the button in the Admin Toolbar.


The Editor is our rich-text word processor, for writing and formatting your documents.

When you open a Project, the Document belonging to that Project will be loaded into the Editor.


This section contains the powerful features that help keep you in flow while writing.

Here you can use our word-crafting tools, search the web, access all your notes and media, open Documents from a second Project in split-view, store tables of data and more.


A Project in StormJournal consists of a Document (which you work on in the Editor), and all of its accompanying information, like notes and searches you've saved (which you access via the Toolkit).

Project Workspace

When you open a project from the Organizer, it will appear in the 'Project Workspace', which means the document will be loaded into the editor, and the project's saved searches, scrapbook etc. will be loaded into the Toolkit.

Workspace Tabs

When you open a project we load the project's assets from the database and open a new tab in the workspace.

These open tabs remain in the workspace until you close the project, making it quick to switch between projects without reloading data.


Being a writing tool, StormJournal is a space to create rich-text documents.

Each document is attached to a 'project', so when you open a project, the document for that project will be loaded into the Editor and all the attached data will loaded into the Toolkit (such as searches, scrapbook notes, etc).


'Searcher' makes it simple to access information from a variety of sources without leaving the Suite. We save all your search terms and results, making them quick to reference again in the future.

Search our powerful word-crafting tools - thesaurus and dictionary, as well as Wikipedia, YouTube, Bing and Google Maps.


This is where you access all the notes, media, links and references that you've collected from our mobile app and browser extension.

Each project has its own Scrapbook.

Split View

Split View lets you view and edit two documents side-by-side.

Saves you having to switch between tabs.


Options for exporting and sharing your work.

Dynamic Fields

Dynamic Fields lets you create or upload tables of data than can be referenced or embedded within your documents dynamically.

Still in development.


We provide a secret key that you paste into the Browser Extension to connect to your StormJournal account.

Browser Extension

Our Browser Extension lets you take the power of StormJournal with you around the web.

Our extension for Chrome and Firefox lets you access certain Toolkit features on any webpage.

You can also save snippets from web sites directly into your StormJournal Scrapbook.

Mobile App

Our mobile app for iPhone and Android is designed to save notes and photos to your Scrapbook for later use.

Terms List

When looking for information in our Searcher module, all your search terms are saved to the 'terms list'.

When you want to see search results, you simply click a term in the list.

Each of your Projects has it's own list.


'Terms' simply refers to the search terms we enter in our Searcher module. Terms are what we add to the 'Terms List'

Word Craft

When using Searcher, one type of search result you can request is 'Word Craft'.

This will give you a big list of word suggestions - synonyms, antonyms, rhymes, related words and more.

Search Keywords

Keywords are special words you include in your search terms to specify which type of results you want.


'Notes' refers to those text, images, links, etc that you save to your Scrapbooks from our mobile app and browser extension.

Note Meta-data

'Meta Data' refers to the additional information saved with each Scrapbook Note - such as tags, or the URL where snippet was clipped from.

Note Tags

'Tags' can optionally be added to each of your Notes to help search and organise.